BRIDGING THE BROADBAND AFFORDABILITY GAP

Free Apartment Wi-Fi

The IIJA has set aside millions of dollars in funding to extend internet access to unconnected apartment buildings.

HOW WE PARTNER

Deploy Free Wi-Fi to Unconnected Buildings

Our Free Apartment Wi-Fi program can connect 9 million people who live in MDUs to reliable home internet. We partner with StatesCitiesBuilding Owners, and Property Managers to deploy building-wide Wi-Fi through managed service solutions that are cost-effective and simple to implement for building owners and free to residents.

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States & Cities

We assist states in developing and implementing Digital Equity plans to submit to NTIA.

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Building Owners & Property Managers

We partner with building owners and property managers to support funding for apartment Wi-Fi projects.

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Housing Authorities

We help Housing Authorities plan and execute multi-property Wi-Fi projects.

HOW WE HELP

Expert Assistance for Program Partners

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HoW It WORKS

Eliminate the Barriers to Broadband Adoption

Three barriers exist when it comes to the adoption of broadband internet amongst residents in MDUs: affordability, enrollment, and lack of options. Applying a managed service approach to connecting these residents removes these barriers.

Rather than each household buying their internet connection, the owner procures a single internet connection for a property-wide Wi-Fi network, and all residents can connect. This option will provide the building with better connectivity at a lower cost than traditional commercial Internet Service Provider options.

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AFFORDABILITY

By leveraging the volume of residences in an MDU, providers greatly reduce the monthly costs per unit when a building owner procures service on behalf of all residents, acting as a single enterprise-type customer.

Goal: $20/mo or less per household.

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ENROLLMENT

No enrollment is needed by the residents. Wi-Fi procurement, deployment, and support provided by Managed Service Provider. Residents just have to join the Wi-Fi network like the would at an airport or coffee shop.

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LACK OF OPTIONS

Subsidizing the capital expenditures for new entrants to reach the property encourages competition and further drives down price.

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How to Deploy Free Apartment Wi-Fi

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Activate an Internet connection in the building.

This can be purchased from a local Internet service provider, or the city can leverage the Internet access it uses to connect city facilities by extending its network to apartment buildings using a wired or wireless wide area network.

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Install Wi-Fi Infrastructure in the apartment building.

This step involves simply wiring hallways and common areas for Wi-Fi access points and then configuring the network.

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Provide residents with the SSID and password to connect to the Internet.

Residents can also be given a unique username and password for enhanced security.

INTERESTED IN APARTMENT WI-FI

Tell Us About Your Property

We will contact you with relevant updates regarding Digital Equity policy and funding opportunities at the Federal and State level.

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